Poem: Monumental alabaster – Lysbeth Em Benkert

August 15, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

(Please excuse the fact that it’s a photo of the page from her book, rather than transcribed; as much as I mucked with the HTML, the text would *not* line up correctly.)

Monumental Alabaster
Lysbeth Em Benkert


Poem: [sit] ~ Vera Pavlova

August 13, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

~ Vera Pavlova

sit by the river
keep pitching
your troubles in it
watch them
float away
with the current
too light
to drown

Not My Job

August 11, 2019 | Filed Under Things I Think About | No Comments

I recently ventured into San Francisco for a routine medical appointment. I was chatting with the lab tech, who noticed the hematite I was wearing. He commented that he preferred lighter stones, such as rose quartz, as they matched his energy better.

We chatted a bit about energy work. I commented that dealing with the energy of a constant flow of people at his workstation must be challenging some days, and he said he didn’t really notice, he just did his job.

I shared that the bus ride to the building had been an exercise in maintaining energy boundaries. One of the men on the bus had been yelling into his cellphone, saying truly awful things about a mutual acquaintance of his and the person he was speaking with.

The lab tech asked how I did that, and I told him about visualizing a mirror to bounce the energies back to the person emitting them.

He replied, “Well, that’s not very nice!”

I stared at him, and said, “Why is it my job to process this person’s energies, just because I’m on the same bus?”

“Because you’re—”. He caught himself, and then made himself very busy putting labels on things.

I rolled my sleeve down, fastened my cufflink, wished him a good day, and left.

No, it is not my job to process some man’s stuff just because I’m a woman. He’s old enough to own an cellphone and ride a bus, he’s old enough to manage his own stuff.

Weekly Insight from the Oracles for August 11, 2019

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Called Out, or Called Upon?

July 30, 2019 | Filed Under Tarot, Runes, Oracles, Things I Think About | No Comments

A friend sent me this from Twitter.

I *had* to share it, of course, so up it went on my Facebook wall.

Some of my friends replied that they felt called out by it—as did I.

I thought about it, then replied, “I am trying to think of it less as being called out for doing badly, and more as being called upon to do better.”

And then it hit me—yes, exactly. Instead of feeling bad that I’m not doing enough, I can view it as an opportunity to do better—and I know I’m capable of doing so, even if sometimes that little voice at the back of my head tries to tell me otherwise.

And then I brushed my teeth and went to bed, and slept seven hours.

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